I decided to plant myself at my computer and simply write. Who knows what will come out of this today. I've needed to write all week, but instead I've been reacting, doing, and trekking through life. My brain feels crowded, fried, congested, and overwhelmed. I mentioned that September is a hard month around here. I'm … Continue reading Connectedness and the Spirituality of Art
Check out this fabulous post by my partner, Maggie, over at Live. Snap. Write. I hope all of you are staying warm and surviving winter (or summer for many of you.) It hasn't snowed in Coastal Georgia, but if I never see another rainy, overcast day I'll be okay. However, Maggie helped me shift my … Continue reading The Blizzard’s Lesson
We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas. We beckon the good season to wait a while with us. We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come. Peace. Come and fill us and our world with your majesty. We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the Confucian, implore you to stay … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
What have you learned about yourself in your time on earth? I ponder this question frequently. For me, this involves looking inward and making decisions based on personal values, strengths, and skills. I also enjoy talking to friends about their path, and though I often fail miserably, I try my best to not infuse my … Continue reading More Yoga Action
Yesterday was good. I got out of my head and spent the entire day with my sweet, but oh-so-active boys. I had been so fixated on my marriage issues and work and all the negativity that I had been a little detached. Sometimes we have to consciously force ourselves into the present — at least … Continue reading Soaking Up the Happy
http://elitedaily.com/life/10-things-that-the-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/598934/ Hope you all are well. We're knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity. I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace. It's so easy to get caught … Continue reading Can We Take It Down a Notch On Social Media?
Sometimes I struggle with feeling unaccomplished. I don’t like to admit that, so I decided to put it out here on my anonymous blog. These feelings have invaded my psyche since having children, and they’ve made me examine my attitude towards success, more specifically, how I define it. My children are now five and four … Continue reading How Do You Define Success?
Gil just took the boys to the store to buy a filter for the vacuum cleaner. The last week has been interesting. I'm writing this quickly, so I'll do my best to summarize the main happenings, particularly the situation with Gil. I noticed a difference in him last weekend when he arrived to pick up … Continue reading I Never Cease to be Amazed in this Marriage
I miss my grandmother. Today I miss her little silver box. Sad but true. My own grandmother occasionally medicated anyone in the family who dared get a little "worked-up."She always kept what I now know as Xanax in a small metal container in her purse. No one ever would have guessed that the red-headed preacher's … Continue reading Granny Always Had the Best Drugs
"Mom, is Grandmother gonna die?" I never cease to be amazed at the depth of my four-year-old. Geez, Kiddo. I'm furious with my mom. She knew I was reluctant to take my kids to visit my grandmother in the nursing home, but I caved under her relentless pressure. I was prepared to have this conversation, … Continue reading Hard Questions